Chocolate Layer Cake

Two notes about this very traditional chocolate layer cake, made from Martha Stewart’s super easy, one-bowl chocolate cake and chocolate buttercream recipes: First, layer cakes are apparently the hip, new thing, and second, they always remind me of a sentiment I share with my girls — “I love you more than cake.”

When Ava hears this, she rolls her eyes, and says, “MOM. You should say, ‘I love you more than the earth,’ because without the earth, you wouldn’t be here, and I wouldn’t be here, and there CERTAINLY wouldn’t be cake.”

When I say this to Olivia, the look on her face tells me that she loves cake enough to truly understand and appreciate just how I feel about her.

2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Laura on January 13, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    Holy h-e-double-hockeysticks! Did you have the willpower to refrain from eating a slice of that? Because if I had sworn off chocolate forever, convinced I could never be enticed into eating another nibble of it, that cake would have undone all resolve.

  2. Posted by Rebecca on January 16, 2012 at 10:41 am

    Forever?! Oh, this “no chocolate” thing is only temporary…

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